Economics, Management and Optimization in Sports

Ever since the first Olympic Games in Ancient Greece, sports have become an integral part of human civilization. The last decade has been commemorated by the centennial celebration of the modern Olympic movement. With great anticipation, the Olympics return to Athens, Greece, and we are once again r...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Butenko, Sergiy (Editor), Gil-Lafuente, Jaime (Editor), Pardalos, Panos M. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2004, 2004
Edition:1st ed. 2004
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Matrix-based Methods for College Football Rankings
  • Who’s the Best? Data Envelopment Analysis and Ranking Players in the National Football League
  • Dynamic Programming and Time Related Strategies in Sports
  • Using Statistics to Predict Scores in English Premier League Soccer
  • Modelling and Forecasting Match Results in the English Premier League and Football League
  • Restructuring the Belgian Professional Football League: A Location-Allocation Solution
  • The Best Systems for Appointing Referees
  • Fashion Accessory, Social Identity or Tribal Uniform?
  • Modeling a Baseball Game to Optimize Pitcher Substitution Strategies Using Dynamic Programming
  • Mega Deal? A Relative Performance Analysis for Major League Baseball Players
  • Market Inefficiencies in Player Head to Head Betting on the 2003 Cricket World Cup
  • Searching for Patterns in Sports Contests
  • Track and Field Performance Data and Prediction Models: Promises and Fallacies
  • Using Response Surface Models for Evolutionary Estimation of Optimum Running Times
  • Solving Sports Scheduling and Timetabling Problems with Constraint Programming
  • Collaboration Networks in Sports
  • The Holdup System for Grouping Minor Hockey Participants Into Age Divisions
  • Promotion and Relegation in Rent Seeking Contests